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Press Release 2003

Mobile Automation Introduces Microsoft Settlement Program for California Based Companies

Quickly and Easily Determine your Eligibility Amount using Mobile Discovery Manager

Westlake Village, Calif. - January 15, 2003 - Mobile Automation Inc., the leading provider of Mobile Lifecycle Management Software, has introduced a program benefiting businesses affected by Microsoft Corp.'s estimated $1.1 billion class-action settlement in California. The settlement, announced Friday, January 10th, 2003, provides vouchers or $29 for Microsoft Office, per license, and $16 for any Windows operating system covered during the settlement period between February 18th, 1995, and December 15th, 2001. Under the terms of the settlement, the vouchers may be used to purchase any hardware or software for four years from any vendor, and is not limited to Microsoft products. Two-thirds of the amount not claimed by individuals will be donated to California schools.

For the next 12 months, Mobile Automation will allow businesses to use its Mobile Discovery Manager product free for 30 days to quickly determine all software installations for their desktop and laptop computers. Benefiting from the ability to "learn" their entire network by discovering and collecting system data without user intervention, businesses will be able to easily determine precisely how much of the settlement they are eligible for. 

Additionally, if California companies use the vouchers received from the settlement to purchase Mobile Automation software, the company will donate 20% of the proceeds to the California school system.

"This settlement with Microsoft comes at a good time for California, given the current state budget shortfall issues", said Douglas Neal, president and CEO of Mobile Automation, Inc. "And, we believe that many companies may have difficulty quickly determining how many seats they have installed to help them take advantage of this opportunity. By offering use of our Discovery technology and donating a portion of our revenue to California schools we believe we are doing our part in helping California through a difficult time."

For more information on this unique program, please visit http://www.mobileautomation.com, or call 800.344.1150. 

About Mobile Automation Inc. 
Mobile Automation develops mobile lifecycle management solutions that extend the reach of traditional LAN-focused IT organizations, to now include WAN and wireless networks. Founded in April 1997, Mobile Automation, Inc. provides award-winning tools for centrally managing software distribution, application self-healing, asset inventory, mobile migration and remote control functionality on all key mobile platforms. These platforms include all Windows OS for PCs, and Windows CE, Palm OS and Blackberry for handheld devices. For more information please visit http://www.mobileautomation.com

Mobile Automation Inc., Mobile Lifecycle Management Suite, Mobile Migration Manager are trademarks of Mobile Automation Inc. in the U.S.A. and/or other countries. All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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Mobile Automation 

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